Moody Style: Striped Stripes

A few weeks ago, my BF and I went to Atlanta to attend an engagement party for one of his best friends. I took a few pictures of my outfit, but I never had the chance to post them.  I picked up this dress from Anthropologie for the occasion and I’m so glad that I did.  I love the all of the colors and I love the stripes even more.  I’m not sure about any of you, but there was a time in my life that I never bought any clothing with horizontal stripes on it.  I believed in the myth that horizontal stripes will only make you look wider or even fat. Did any of you believe this too causing you shun these stripes like the plague for years?  Well, over the past few years my love for stripes have grown and I’m not sure why.  It could be all of the experimenting that I’ve been doing with my clothes and building my wardrobe.

Today, I find that horizontal stripes could be flattering on all body types, but you have to be careful on how you style them.  There are so many tips to consider when thinking about wearing these stripes.  For instance, you have to think about the size of the stripes – thin stripes vs. wide stripes; the spacing of the stripes; and the color contrast of the stripes.  All of these things could create the perfect illusion that you are seeking.  Another tip to consider is the placement of the stripes – if your heavy on the bottom heavy, wear stripes on the top with a solid color on the bottom and the opposite is true if you are heavier on the top.  So, forget about the old myth and get that “I can’t wear that” mantra out of your head and just try it. You might end up liking horizontal stripes and start to have some fun with your wardrobe while you are at it.  Do you wear horizontal stripes?  Let me know what you think about these stripes.

{Jacket: Old Navy (old); Dress: Anthropologie Striped Stripes Dress;
Earrings: Banana Republic (old); Necklace: Anthropologie Ampliacion Ore Necklace;
Bracelet: Thrift Store Find; Shoes: Tribeca Social Scene Pumps}


  1. great dress on you, natasha! it's so summery and i love the necklace, it pairs so well. i love stripes too, but tend to gravitate towards the thicker or nautical stripes! :)

  2. Oh I love this dress on you Natasha!! It's so stunning on you!!


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